This poem was written for A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration. For today’s prompt – we were given the above quote to inspire our writing.
Here is my attempt:
How do you choose to see the world
With one eye shut –
Two steps behind the pack?
Or do you choose to see and breathe
And jump right in –
No looking back?
One’s eyes twisted – quick to glance
Shall grasp no meaning
they look not deep.
Yet eyes that search and linger still
Are filled with promise
And treasures deep.
Eyes closed tight cannot perceive
They let in no light.
And rose that blossoms – is blooming still
with sheltered eyes-
Its beauty ceases to ignite.
Yet for the eye that passions raised
There’s more to see.
A blossom helps pursue the dream
A garden some day-
That rose shall be.
So look not quickly – stay a while
At beauty’s feet
The lessons lie.
If we refuse to truly see
Is what our hearts deny.
(C) S. J. 2015